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Basel Minster, Basel

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Situated on a hill above the Rhine River, the medieval Basel Minster remains one of the city's major landmarks, its duo of slim towers a dominant feature in the Old Town's skyline. Erected gradually between 1019 and 1500, the building combines the finest elements of the Romanesque and Gothic styles, its colored roof tiles visible from distant corners of the city. Inside you can see a 19th-century lectern carved out of sandstone and a crypt containing the tombs of Basel's early bishops. For a bird's-eye view of the city, the river, and the Black Forest in the distance, climb the church's southern tower. Plan your Basel Minster visit and explore what else you can see and do in Basel using our Basel trip builder.
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  • From A to Z everything okay. Tower climbing a must. The cloister is very interesting. We recommend a visit of the Cathedral and the Rhine.
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  • The Basel Munster visit provides very interesting exploration: The facade has unique colors, carvings and statues. Note the huge lance with George slaying the dragon on the left. The climb up the towe...  read more »
  • It is not allowed to go up the towers alone, just in case you plan to commit suicide. All the rest is great, do not forget to see Erasmus and find the Basilik stone ;-) 
  • The climb wasn't too arduous and the views from the top are great. We only went up one of the spires, but you can climb either or both with the same entry fee.
  • Beautiful and lovely view of the city (klein Basel). To appreciate the importance, a guided tour is a must.
  • The wonderfull minster of basel
  • Definitely a must do when in Basel. Some of the crypt graves are from the 900s. The platz behind the church offers great views of the opposite bank.
  • I went there at the carnival, ual it was amazing
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